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I'm Jennifer, and I'm an Occasional Genealogist... sort of. For over ten years I've been a professional genealogist. I started researching my own family nearly 30 years ago. Like many of you, I started as an Occasional Genealogist. I had to squeeze research in while in school and while working full-time. Then I got my first genealogy job and for awhile, it was genealogy all the time. Now I have two kids. I do other people's genealogy constantly but my own? Coming up with ways to do great genealogy, despite all the interruptions, is now mandatory.

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Building Your Personal Research Library with Genealogical.com

Recently Genealogical.com asked me if I'd be interested in reviewing some of their publications (i.e. books). I was thrilled since my personal library contains a LOT of their titles. This is a great time to consider expanding your personal library. (Note: Genealogical.com is U.S. based and therefore their titles are very U.S. heavy. They do have non-U.S. titles but they are often aimed at researchers living in the U.S. or Americans researching their pre-U.S. ancestors).

Genealogical.com has tons of great books but also an entire section dedicated to eBooks OR you can check out their subscription to all their eBooks. The subscription allows the option to search across all the included books which can be a huge time saver.

There are some books I really like having a physical copy of because I will reference them multiple times in a research or writing session and it's just easier than having to manage so many items on my monitors. However, that's not the case with most books so consider your personal situation when it comes to choosing physical books, eBooks, or the subscription.

Below you'll find the list of reviews I've written. In many cases, Genealogical.com has provided a complimentary copy for me to review but the opinions are my own. In some cases I may review a book from my personal library (and actually, a number of the books they provided for me to review I already owned, that's why I'm thrilled to review their publications, I've been relying on them for years). 

Because I use so many Genealogical.com publications, I'm also an affiliate with them so links to books are likely affiliate links. See my disclosures page to learn more.

Here are some other books from Genealogical.com that I highly recommend

Here are a few more QuickSheets and "At a Glance" Guides I particularly like: